Indian Yogi and Guru
"You heighten suffering by imagination. Worrying or feeling sorry for yourself
won't ease your pain, but rather increase it. For instance, someone wrongs you;
you dwell on it, and your friends talk about it and sympathize with you.
The more you think of it, the more you magnify the hurt - and your suffering.
Some people go on remembering all the suffering they passed through,
and how terrible the pain was, from an operation that took place twenty years ago!
Over and over again they relive the consciousness of that sickness.
Why repeat such experiences?
The best way to dissociate yourself from your difficulty is to be mentally detached,
as if you were merely a spectator, while at the same time seeking a remedy.
The fact is, if you learn to live in your body without thinking of it as
yourself, you won't suffer so much. The connection between you and
bodily pain is only mental. When you are asleep and unconscious of the body,
you feel no pain. Likewise, when a doctor or a dentist gives you an anesthetic and
performs surgery on your body, you don't feel any pain.
The mind has been disconnected from the sensation.
Look after the body, but be above it. Know that you are separate from
your mortal form. Put up a great mental barrier between your mind and body.
Affirm 'I am apart from the body. No heat, cold or sickness can touch me.
I am free'. Your limitations will become less and less."
"Avoid dwelling on all the wrong things you have done. They do not belong to you now.
Let them be forgotten. It is attention that creates habit and memory.
As soon as you put the needle on a phonograph record, it begins to play.
Attention is the needle that plays the record of past actions.
So you should not put your attention on bad ones.
Why go on suffering over the unwise actions of your past?
Cast their memory from you